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Dahl and Geoffrey Collings career portfolio

Leather bound design and photography portfolio of Dahl and Geoffrey Collings, containing black and white photographs, greeting cards, leaflets, proof prints, magazine articles, illustrations and other examples of the work Geoffrey and Dahl Collings did over the greater part of their careers. It contains examples of their work from Sydney, London and New York. It was probably used by them to illustrate the type of work they could do, and it shows the diversity of their careers. Many of the works which are included in this portfolio can be found in other series as well, such as work for the Orient Line, but there are also works in the portfolio which do not appear elsewhere in the collection.

Other examples of what can be found within this portfolio include blacjk and white photographs of advertisements; christmas cards; magazine covers from 'The Home' magazine; designs for a mural for a Spanish restaurant in Kings Cross; sketches and drawings; photographs of their house at 278A Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag taken by Max Dupain; photographs of the construction of the 'Temple of Beauty' exhibition; and photographs of Geoffrey and colleagues at the United Nations.

The portfolio itself is made of brown leather. The pages are bound by a metal ring binder. The leather covers of the portfolio have broken off.
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